Poclain Ice Tongs
Ice tong advertising premium made like a clamshell bucket
This is a Poclain ice tong. What better way to place ice in your scotch glass than with this. Poclain is a French company that used to make tracked and wheels excavating equipment. This is from the very late 1960's to early 1970's, before Case bought them out. I used to sneak into the liqueur cabinet to get my hands on this as a kid. Who wanted the alcohol, there were Matchbox vehicles that needed to be moved with this! Oh, my twenties... I mean teens...I mean... oh, who am I kidding, I still play with it. There are no markings on the outside and I have never disassembled it, but I believe it was manufactured in France. Of course it is in the Poclain colors of red and white.